Barrence Whitfield And The Savages Under The Savage Sky on LP + Download
Given that Barrence Whitfield & the Savages’ 2013 Bloodshot debut Dig Thy Savage Soul was a 12-round sonic knockout, the R&B wallop of Under the Savage Sky may very well stand for ‘Roundhouse & Beatdown.’ There’s no harder hitter than frontman Barrence Whitfield of Boston, MA. When he hits the boards with the Savages, you’re either gonna ride the energy or be crushed by it. The wilder, louder, and more insane the Savages bring it, the more BW is ready to attack the mic, wear you down on the ropes and eventually drop you. With its raw vocals, thick and nasty guitar tones, and preternaturally locked-in rhythm section, Under the Savage Sky might be the most soulful punk record (or the most punk soul record) you’ve ever heard, raining soul and brimstone from the heavens.